I'm back! well, not really, but here is the next chapter. I'm pretty happy with it, except for all of the scenes seem short, but bare with me. This chapter is really setting up for the next.
"Tonight's for Fighting..." -Eve 6 Think Twice
Disclaimer: I don't own anything relating to Zoey 101.
Previously on Think Twice-
"I don't know who you think you are, but I have never done anything to hurt Zoey, and it's not my fault if you acted too late on your feelings." Chase pulled his arm back to punch him, but before he had a chance, Zoey had pulled through the crowd.
"Don't." Their eyes locked. Chase couldn't bring himself to move
The tension was high among the students in the crowd. "Don't." It was more commanding this time. Chase let of his shirt and his arms fell to his side.
"What in the blue Blazes is going on here?" Dean Rivers pushed through the crowd. A sigh of relief fell out of Zoey's lips. Chase's eyes darted to the ground.
"Nothing." Chase pushed through the crowd and stalked off. Zoey's eyes followed his path before flickering over to James who was breathing heavily.
"I'm sorry." She mouthed to him.
"It's ok." He mouthed back. He turned to the Dean.
"Everything is fine." As the crowd started to dissipate, the dean still pulled him to the side.
"Even if you're ok, we still need you to come to my office." James nodded, smiled a little at Zoey, and then disappeared with the Dean.
Zoey hadn't moved from that spot. The image of Chase ready to punch James put a pang on her heart. She didn't know whether it was for James almost getting hurt, or seeing Chase that angry. She had never seen him that angry at anyone before. What happened to the Chase she knew before; this Chase scared her, and she didn't like it.
He couldn't believe that Chase would do that. Michael stood next to Zoey starring at the spot where Chase and James had been a moment before. He knew that Chase loved Zoey; but he was never sure how far he would actually go to win her back. All he knew was the fight for Zoey's heart was far from over.
'Stupid, Stupid, Stupid.' Chase allowed his feet to do the walking. Why had he done that?
'I'm so stupid.' And now he probably lose his friendship with her.
"I don't deserve her." How much worse can you get than beating up someone's boyfriend? "I have to explain myself."
'He had two options. Option one, tell her why you almost beat the crap out of her boyfriend, and lose the friendship, or not tell her, and still lose the friendship. It's a no win situation.' He stopped surprising at the fountain. The best night in his life. His fingers dug into the pockets till they mulled over a cold metal. He pulled it out to discover that it was a penny.
'I wish that my friendship with Zoey won't be ruined.' He tossed the penny over his shoulder into the fountain, he wasn't a big believer in wishing fountains, but at this point, he as willing to try anything. As soon as the coin hit the water, he felt another presence. He turned to find the blond hair, brown eyed girl. He turned his back to see it. When she rejected him, he didn't want her to see how much it hurt him.
"Just say it." He braced himself.
"Say what?" He saw out of the corner of his eye, she was right next to him. His eyes found the ground.
"That you never want to see me again. I'll understand."
"Why would I say that?" His eyes instantly connected with hers, and his heart skipped a beat.
"You mean that?"
"Yes, but we still need to talk about what happened. It was because of me wasn't it?" Chase eyes adverted away. He didn't have to say a thing.
"Why did you do it Chase?"
"I can't tell you." When he said that he didn't want to win her that way, he wasn't kidding.
"You can tell me." She placed her hand on his arm. Just the mere contact made his feelings grow. He anted to kiss her again. She was using his feelings against him. Their eyes locked, and for a spilt second, he was at his weakest point, if she would ask, he would tell her anything on the spot.
The blonde haired boy stepped out of the Dean's office. They had a short talk about what had happened. Then the Dean sent him on his way. The first thing that came to his mind was Zoey. He started his way across campus to Zoey's room.
"Chase." His name cam out a more breathless that she intended. Their gaze never broke, and slowly they started leaning towards each other.
"Did I ever tell you how much I missed you?" Chase didn't answer, but rather slipped his lips on hers.
The sight of students kissing wasn't uncommon, but James found that he couldn't look away. Especially since the girl looked like Zoey. He squinted his eyes to gain vision. His mouth dropped when he recognized the girl. It was Zoey. His teeth clenched and his fists clenched. He stood there to see who the guy was. A certain rage formed, when he saw that the guy she was kissing was Chase.
It took only a moment till Zoey realized exactly who she was kissing, she pulled away.
"Chase, I'm sorry. I shouldn't have. I mean it's not fair to James." She got up and started walking. Panic filled up inside of him, He didn't want to loose her, and suddenly words just flew out of his mouth.
"He's cheating on you." That stopped Zoey in her tracks.
"Zoey I'm sorry, I shouldn't have said anything." She turned back to him.
"No, it's a good thing you told me." She kissed his cheek. "You're always looking out for me." With that, she left. Chase's head fell into his hands. That was exactly how he didn't want to win her, especially since he wasn't absolutely sure. He had woven an even more tangled web than before, how if only he knew the way to get out of it.
Quinn put down her experiment as there was a knock on her door; she went to answer it thinking it was her secret boyfriend coming to give his affections. To her disgust, it wasn't Logan at the door, but Mark. His hair looked like it hadn't been brushed, and his clothes were crinkled.
"Mark?" He walked in without an invitation. He turned towards her.
"I made a mistake." He grabbed her shoulders.
"What are you talking about?"
"I should have never dumped you. I miss you Quinn, what do you say, can I come back to you?" Quinn was frozen in fear. Not that she didn't know how to answer, of course her first instinct was to say no; she was with Logan now, but the problem was, the school didn't know that. But on the other hand, it would be a great way to hide her and Logan's relationship. She didn't know when Logan was ready to bring out their relationship. But when he was ready, she could break it off with Mark. And Mark wasn't much of a romantic. She could be sure that he wouldn't try anything with her.
"Alright." Mark jumped up and kissed Quinn on the lips. She just kind of sat there. There was no way that he kissed just as well as Logan. As Mark's lips were on hers, she just started to wonder what she had done.
An unsettled tension filled the night air, as Chase Matthews walked along the path just thinking about earlier events in the day. He knew this was hard on Zoey, but it was just as hard on him. Sitting there and hoping that he was good enough, and that she would pick him. But something that Chase could lift was a feeling that he was being followed. When he couldn't take the feeling
anymore, he turned around, and there stood James. Without words, Chase knew that James had saw Zoey with him earlier.
"What did you say to her?"
"What are you talking about?" Chase really had no clue. Before Chase could even blink, James's fist made a firm connection with his mouth. It was the first of many exchanges of violence that night.
Well that's one way to end a chapter. Don't worry, I've already started on the next chapter. It won't take long. I'm hoping to update on Sunday...if not monday. Review please, it makes me feel loved.